Thursday, December 5, 2013

Swirlydoos' December Kit Reveal Blog Hop Party



Welcome to Swirlydoos' December Kit Reveal Blog Hop Block Party!!


If you came here from Paulien's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Check out Swirlydoos on Facebook and Like Us!!!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any December kits or add ons in the store!

Here are my projects created using the Swirlydoos' December kit. 

This first project is based on this month's sketch (using a pic of my hubby and I). 
I distressed the edges of the paper and tucked in some hidden lace here and there. I also lightly misted the background using a stencil. I added some metal brads around the page and added the TH metal word band that came in our kit. I painted the chippy with embossing powder and used lots of embellies.  


Here is the sketch provided by our lovely sketch artist Beggahuna. 

In this layout (I used a pic of my beautiful mother and handsome brother) I decided to use the lighter shades of white, yellow and green. I did some punching and  ink distressing. I also made the large yellow flower using TH's tattered poinsettia die. I fussy cut the ornaments and added some bling to make them look like they are hanging. The background paper has a stencil painted with starburst sprays and also some gold crackling color by viva. I added some resins and chippies and brads. 

This final layout I made (using a pic of my family) with two different shades. I did some hand stitching and of course, my paper distressing. The rub-on's and flowers came in our kit. 





























You have until midnight, eastern time, on Friday 12/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Saturday 12/7. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Become a follower if you're not already. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.


My special word is : does


The party continues over at Petaloo's blog. Have fun!


63 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layouts! thank you for all the holiday inspiration!

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  2. Love the layouts. the one of you brother and mom is my fav. Love the lighter colors.

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  3. Beautiful LO"s, Erica! I can't wait to start playing with this kit!

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  4. Wow!! The center layout is wonderful! I love this style but I so can't master it. You sure did!!

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  5. So much inspiration! thank you.

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  6. I love all the distressing! The lace adds so much.

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  7. You are one uber talented lady! Love all of your layouts! Your use of color is spectacular! TFS!

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  8. Such special and loving layouts. December is a time for family and yours is just lovely. Merry Christmas.

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  9. Wow wow wow..... STUNNING projects Erica! We are so glad that you are Guest designing for us this month. And look at what you created, my gosh.... amazing projects!!!!

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  10. Your pages are just beautiful! You have such an eye for the details and the colors you use are amazing!

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  11. You really rocked the sketch! Your layouts are so gorgeous and put me in the Christmas mood! (IT's been difficult around here lately) so thank-you for that! I wish you and yours a very happy holiday season! All the best :)
    http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

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  12. WOW ... you have SUCH an amazing creative style. Absolutely stunning projects! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  13. beautiful layouts! I simply LOVE your white/gold page! It's gorgeous!

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  14. Awesome layering on all layouts; your white/gold page with the dangling balls and beautiful stenciled swirls is just totally gorgeous!!!

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  15. Lovely, I like all
    the flowers and
    bling used.
    Carla from Utah

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  16. Your layouts are beautiful. Love them all.

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  17. So gorgeous!! Love the chipboard in the first layout and all the flowers and ornaments in the second.

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  18. Fabulous layouts - particularly love the one of your mum & brother! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  19. Cannot believe how beautiful each of your layouts is. So many fabulous details.

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  20. Your LO's are great, but I really love that green TH flower, beautiful!!

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  21. Erica, you did an amazing job! I love your designs! I am just so in love with all of the color you pulled from this kit!

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  22. Wow, love all 3 LO's. Such a range of colours. Love the second one and the background in the third one is stunning

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  23. Beautiful work on your gorgeous layouts - I especially love how you misted the background on the first one and that tree is spectacular...I also adore the fussy cut ornaments on the second layout! So lovely!!!

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  24. Wow, love the layout of your mom and brother. Everything worked well together for a beautiful project.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous layouts as always.

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  26. Your layouts are stunning! I love the distressed edges and the flowers, thanks for sharing.

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  27. Gorgeous layouts. Great job on the sketch.

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  28. I like the wooded background on the first layout.

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  29. great layouts, I am inspired. Laura from Tyler

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  30. Lovely layouts. Love your take on the sketch.

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  31. Boy your layouts are really great looking! Very nice that they are all about family.

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  32. Beautiful Layouts, so precious time is captured perfectly

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  33. gorgeous layouts - very special, indeed!

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  40. All your layouts are STUNNING Erica, I especially love the second layout the best! That flower is gorgeous and the design of your layout is so pretty Thank you so much for your wonderful inspiration of that amazing kit xox Amy

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  41. Beautiful layouts. I love the first the best the bits of lace and the stencilling are fantastic.

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  42. Beautiful pages. Love all the texture!

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  43. Very beautiful work. Loved the layout of your mother and brother. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Congrats on the GDT-you totally rocked this kit!

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  45. You made some very lovely layouts. Gorgeous colors.

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  46. The layouts are really pretty! I really like the use and placement of the flowers.

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  47. Beautiful layouts. Thanks 4 sharing

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  48. oh wow your layouts are fabulous!!!

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